The Argentina indymedia center is the nexus of communication for the popular movement against neo-liberalism and the IMF. Their website gets over 25,000 page views a day. Yet they only have two computers. This shipment will help indymedia centers in Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina as well as other near by IMC's in Chile, Southern Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay. They will also be used to support other social movement groups who are on the forefront of the struggle for a better world.
We hope to change the situation. We'll be refurbishing donated used computers for the next two weeks. We need your help. No technical knowledge necessary. We an teach you everything you need to know. But if you happen to be a Linux geek we definitely have things to do for you too. We are installing Spanish language Debian GNU/Linux on the boxes.
We will be working ACCRC's NEW warehouse in Berkeley. We will be here 24 hours a day from now through the 12th of January. The weekends of the 4th & 5th, and 11th & 12th we will be doing big install fests. Please stop by for an hour or an evening to help out. This is a huge job and we need more volunteers.
Want to know more? Read the Salon article which was written about our first shipment to indymedia Ecuador. www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/09/23/antiglobal_geeks/
Project website: docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/SendingComputers
If you have any questions or planning on coming to help out, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org, come on to irc.indymedia.org in the #boxes channel, or give us a call. (Our phone number through the 5th is 541-941-8903, after the 5th we'll have another number.)
We are working out of the new ACCRC warehouse in Berkeley. NOTE: THIS IS NOT WHERE WE WORKED ON THE ECUADOR SHIPMENT.
1501 Eastshore Hwy
Berkeley, CA 94710-1702
To get to the warehouse via public transportation you can either walk from North Berkeley bart or take the bus and walk. If you need it, you can call us from bart and we'll and drive over to pick you up. It's on the corner of Eastshore Hwy and Jones St. Jones half way between Gilman & University. To drive just get off at either of those two exits and take Eastshore to Jones St.BART:
Walk from the North Berkeley BART station which is 1.6 miles to the warehouse: Directions from North Berkeley Bart: tinyurl.com/3zwwBUS:
Another option is to take BART to El Cerrito Plaza where you can get on AC Transit Bus 72 to San Pablo & Gilman. From there it is a short walk to the warehouse. Directions for Bus: tinyurl.com/3zx1More Information:
ACCRC is Alameda County Computer Resource Center, www.accrc.org, who are providing a lot of support for this project in terms of the computers and warehouse space.
FreeGeek, www.freeegeek.org, is a similar group to ACCRC where indymedia Portland people are preparing 80 computers for the shipment to Argentina. They are also looking for help on this project.